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Image from the series Sweet Dreams, Francis, chromogenic print, 2016.

The Ryerson Image Centre Student Gallery presents Jordan Browne:
Sweet Dreams, Francis

Opening Reception, July 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition dates: July 12 – August 13, 2017

Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of Jordan Browne: Sweet Dreams, Francis. This exhibition of photographs explores themes of masculinity in relation to the body and its portrayal in the nude genre. Browne’s photographs of various gay and queer men evoke a sense of calm and quiet—a proposition that contrasts with depictions of male bodies in photography and visual media in general. Fabrics are employed throughout as a means of softening the imagery, thereby gently disrupting traditional notions of masculinity. His work aims to serve as a response to his own experiences as a queer man. By focusing on individuals who do not subscribe to heteronormative values, Browne ultimately encourages viewers to reflect on commonly held definitions of manliness and its relevance in present-day society.

Jordan Browne is a photo-based artist located in Toronto whose work depicts the nude form and the ways in which body language and gesture can communicate underlying emotions. Browne obtained his BFA in Photography at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, in Spring 2016. He has participated in group exhibitions and auctions within the Toronto community. Sweet Dreams, Francis is his first solo exhibition.


Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ADMISSION IS FREE
Free exhibition tours daily at 2:30 pm

www.ryerson.ca/ric
416-979-5164
ric@ryerson.ca
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Media Contact:
Erin Warner, Ryerson Image Centre, erin.warner@ryerson.ca / T+416 979 5000 x7032